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What are Capital Controls and how do they work?

If tonight’s news reports about Greece are to be believed then for the next day or more, Greece’s banks will remain closed and capital controls will be introduced. So what are capital controls and how do they work?

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4 Ways to Increase your Mortgage Deposit

We all know that the best way to raise a mortgage deposit for your first home is to save up the money. Not only will you build interest on your savings as you go, but you’ll also appreciate your house a lot more when you get it. You’ll take making the mortgage repayments a lot more seriously too, because you won’t want to let those many years of saving go to waste by losing your home.

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A Short Guide to Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by investment is something many people have heard of but they may not necessarily understand what it involves. How much does it cost? How much paperwork does it involve? What do I get out of it?

This quick guide gives you the basic process of most CBI programmes.

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Why was Taylor Swift so important to Apple?

If we’re talking in the terms of market capitalisation, Apple is the biggest company in the world. In fact, recent figures suggest that Apple’s profit could rival the GDP of a small country. Artists have been complaining to music streaming companies for years about their policies on the way it compensates its content providers, Taylor Swift recently pulled her entire collection from Spotify for example.

Yet, this week, somehow Taylor Swift managed to single-handedly change Apple’s policy when it comes to how they will pay artists during their 3 month trial period.

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Nespresso Machine – Money Saver or Money Drain?

I have to confess that I’ve incurred a new expense recently. It’s an expense which falls midway between the ‘need’ and ‘want’ categories on my list of necessities, depending on how much you view coffee as a ‘need’ of course. :-)